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Bali Tweet Definition of Bali Like Definition of Bali on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. An island, part of Indonesia, just east of Java.
bantam Tweet Definition of bantam Like Definition of bantam on Facebook
  1. any of several small chickens, especially one that is a miniature version of another
  1. small or miniature
  2. spirited or aggressive
barrow Tweet Definition of barrow Like Definition of barrow on Facebook
  1. A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves.
beef Tweet Definition of beef Like Definition of beef on Facebook
noun (pl=beef, pl2=beefs, pl3=beeves)
  1. (uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovine.
I hate eating .
  1. (countable) Would be "a side of beef". A chunk, cut or piece not being the whole piece, cf ham.
  2. (context, archaic, countable, plural: beef or beeves) A generic term for a cow or bull.
Do you want to raise beeves?
  1. (context, countable, plural: beefs)'' a complaint or disagreement
He has a with anyone who tells him otherwise.
  1. (intransitive) To complain.
  2. (transitive) To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.
beefalo Tweet Definition of beefalo Like Definition of beefalo on Facebook
noun (pl=beefalo, pl2=beefalos)
  1. A cross between a domestic cow and an American buffalo or bison.
beeves Tweet Definition of beeves Like Definition of beeves on Facebook
noun plural
  1. (rfv-sense) (plural of, beef, nodot=t): cows, bulls, or steers.
    • (RQ:Authorized Version, Numbers, 31, 28)
    • :And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the , and of the asses, and of the sheep:
    • 1667, w:John Milton, John Milton, s:Paradise Lost/Book XI, Paradise Lost
    • :One way a Band select from forage drives
    • :A herd of Beeves, faire Oxen and faire Kine
    • :From a fat Meddow ground
    • 1726, w:Jonathan Swift, Jonathan Swift, s:Gulliver's Travels/Part I/Chapter II, Gulliver"s Travels
    • : "to deliver in every morning six , forty sheep, and other victuals for my sustenance.
    • 2004, Ginger Hanson, Ransom's Bride'', page 106
    • :"I heard Texas was horses and ."
bellwether Tweet Definition of bellwether Like Definition of bellwether on Facebook
  1. The leading sheep of a flock, having a bell hung round its neck.
  2. Anything that indicates future trends.
  3. A stock or bond that is widely believed to be an indicator of the overall market, market's condition.
Berkshire Tweet Definition of Berkshire Like Definition of Berkshire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A inland county of England, bounded by Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Wiltshire.
black Angus Tweet Definition of black Angus Like Definition of black Angus on Facebook
  1. a breed of black, hornless cattle from Scotland
black sheep Tweet Definition of black sheep Like Definition of black sheep on Facebook
  1. a sheep that is black
  1. (idiom) a nonconformist; an unusual or unconventional person
  2. (idiom) a disliked person; one who is disfavored
    He always was the in the family, as an artist among doctors and lawyers.
blooded Tweet Definition of blooded Like Definition of blooded on Facebook
  1. (past of, blood
    1. Verb, blood)
  1. experienced, Experienced.
I'll let a rookie march behind me with a loaded weapon once he's been in combat, until then he stays in front where I can see which way he's pointing.
  1. descendant, Descended from.
He's a full Apache.
Brahma Tweet Definition of Brahma Like Definition of Brahma on Facebook
  1. (Hinduism) a variant of Brahman
    1. a large domestic fowl from the Brahmaputra region of India
    2. a breed of Indian cattle, Bos indicus
proper noun 
  1. (Hinduism) the creator god, identified with Vishnu and Shiva
brahman Tweet Definition of brahman Like Definition of brahman on Facebook
  1. A member of the first of the four castes of Hinduism, a sacerdotal class.
breed Tweet Definition of breed Like Definition of breed on Facebook
  1. All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies eg. a breed of tulip, a breed of animal.
  2. A race or lineage.
verb (breeds, breeding, bred)
  1. To sexually produce offspring.
  2. Of animals, to mate.
  3. To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation"s qualities.
  4. To arrange the mating of specific animals.
She wanted to her cow to the neighbor's registered bull.
  1. To propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities.
He tries to blue roses.
  1. To make sure that one's young grow up to adulthood.
  2. To yield or result in.
Disaster breeds famine.
breeding Tweet Definition of breeding Like Definition of breeding on Facebook
  1. The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
Your dog has had good breeding.
  1. The act of insemination by natural or artificial means
  2. The act of copulation in animals
  1. (present participle of, breed)
Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.
adjective (no comparative or superlative; used only before the noun)
  1. Of, relating to or used for breeding.
Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.
bullock Tweet Definition of bullock Like Definition of bullock on Facebook
  1. A young bull
  2. A castrated bull
bunk Tweet Definition of bunk Like Definition of bunk on Facebook
  1. (nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  2. (military) A cot.
  3. One of a series of berths or bed places in tiers.
  4. A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  5. (US, colloquial) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
  1. To fail to attend school without permission; to play truant.
  2. (obsolete) To expel from a school.

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